This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate management for a 36-year-old woman with a 12-year history of refractory constipation that began after a difficult childbirth.
A radiograph of the chest is normal. Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test? ... More information about MKSAP is available online. Echocardiography with agitated saline is the most appropriate next test for this patient.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a patient with heartburn that awakens him at night and is not completely relieved by over-the-counter antacids.
This month's quiz asks readers to manage a 6-cm fluid collection with solid debris in the body of the pancreas in a 48-year-old man presenting to the ED with left flank pain and dysuria six months after hospitalization for severe acute gallstone
Which of the following is the most appropriate test to perform next? ... More information about MKSAP is available online. CT angiography is the best next test for this patient, whose clinical presentation with the sudden onset of right-sided, cramping
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate course of management for a 56-year-old man presenting with altered mental status and a history of cirrhosis and anxiety.
More information about MKSAP is available online. A urea breath test is the most appropriate next test for this patient. ... testing. The urea breath test is limited by need for specialized equipment and personnel and by its cost.
A 25-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-month history of intermittent, loose, bloody bowel movements associated with pain in the left lower quadrant before defecation. She reports no fever, chills, night sweats, arthralgia, eye pain, or rash. What
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the appropriate interval for repeating colonoscopy in a 57-year-old woman whose most recent screening colonoscopy disclosed a 12-mm sessile serrated polyp in the ascending colon.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine when surveillance colonoscopy should take place in a 63-year-old woman who had right hemicolectomy for colon cancer one year prior.